As fame would have it, the Duchess of Cambridge’s family has made their very first foray into public scandal as extended members of the royal family.
Nude photos of James Middleton, the younger brother of newlywed Kate, were posted on the website Fleshbot.com on Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News.
According to the site, the pictures "have been around for a bit" but are catching more attention now that James'' sister has become one of the most revered women in the world.
In one shot, James can be seen standing with his shirt off and his hand in his boxers. Another shows him lounging in a chair completely naked with his hand in his crotch.
Others show the 24-year-old college dropout who later became a cake designer, exposing his rear end, and two feature him and pals mimicking sex acts. In one of those, he is dressed in a French maid's costume.
The latter picture and some others appear to be from a set that dates back to at least 2008.